EA’s CEO said the deal “continues our expansion and investment in UK-based talent”.
EA has completed the acquisition of UK studio Playdemic, known for making popular mobile games golf clash.
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Today (September 20) EA confirmed that it has finalized a cash deal to buy Playdemic from Warner Bros. Games, paying $1.4 billion (£1.04 billion) to the studio.
Speaking on the deal, Andrew Wilson, who has been CEO at EA since 2013, said the following:
“We are thrilled to officially welcome the Playdemic team to Electronic Arts, adding to our growing mobile portfolio and expanding our leadership in the game. The addition of the incredible Playdemic team not only enhances our mobile teams globally.” Not only does the strength grow, it also continues to drive our expansion and investment in UK-based talent.”
excited to be associated with @playdemicstudio ️
— EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) September 20, 2021
Meanwhile, Playdemic co-founder Paul Goage has said that he is proud to have “bring the amazing talent to EA” of the Playdemic team. Gouge said that the studio “will continue to build”. golf clashAlong with ‘incredible success’, ‘create new games that we believe can be even more successful in entertaining and engaging audiences globally.
Feather google play storehandjob golf clash Listed as being the third top grossing app in the game genre, with over 10 million downloads. back in july, sportsindustry.biz reported that golf clash Generating $1.1 million (£805,000) in revenue every day, although the game has grown significantly since then.
Earlier in the year, EA bought another UK-based studio – Codemasters – for $1.2 billion (£879 million).
In other news, PGL CEO Silviu Stroi says any PGL esports event in 2022 will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Sharing the news on 17 September, Stroi confirmed that he thinks “the only way to bring back LAN programs on a large scale is the need for full vaccination of players, talent, spectators” and that this will be applicable to all PGL events in 2022. will be a necessity.